Sidewalk Labs is an urban innovation company working to make cities more sustainable and affordable for all. We create products, invest in new companies, and help plan innovative places around the world. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York City. Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts from real estate, urban planning, government, finance, technology, and engineering, among other backgrounds.
We’ve launched innovative companies addressing urban mobility, next-generation infrastructure, and community-based healthcare, and invested in startups working on everything from robotic furniture to digital electricity. We continue to work internally on projects such as factory-made mass timber construction that can improve housing affordability and sustainability, a digital master-planning tool designed to help developers and communities achieve shared objectives, and a new approach to all-electric neighborhoods.
With the potential to catalyze and scale new models for sustainable and affordable growth, our work is both exciting and complex. We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!
To achieve our vision, we aim to catalyze the application of innovation to the urban environment. Increasingly, technological innovation, novel real estate operating models, and new construction methodologies will enable more affordable, sustainable, and liveable cities.
You will be a key member of Sidewalk Labs’ Development team, which works with developers in cities around the world to create innovative plans that can achieve the greatest possible impact on urban life. Senior Associate or Associate Director (depending on your experience), you will contribute to all phases of the real estate investment and development process, including sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, execution, financing, and asset management.
The initial focus of the role is on developing robust and detailed financial models to underwrite the financial impact of Sidewalk’s proposed innovations for clients. In this, you will work closely with our team of urban planners, developers, and subject matter experts when engaging new potential clients or developing an innovative urban development strategy for an existing client.
At its best, this role will be part of thought-provoking conversations with real estate developers, operators, and non-profits on real-world pain points, use cases, and pilots and will model different partnership, investment, and operating scenarios, as required. Our clients are carefully selected for alignment with our mission and an openness to new ideas. While all of our clients have a positive track record, some are multinational corporations and others are small, highly localized operators.
We believe in spelling out the deliverables as we see them today. These might change, but should give you a better understanding of what the actual work entails.
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At Sidewalk Labs, our Associates typically have several years of relevant experience, have proven that they can accomplish great things, and are excited to bring their abilities to our ambitious and hard work. We are looking for team members who can demonstrate:
Deep experience underwriting and investing in real estate projects
Expertise in assessing investment opportunities
Strong collaboration across disciplines
Solve problems, together.
We are very excited to hear from you.
Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from underrepresented communities. Even if you are not 100% sure you are right for the role, please apply and we will be happy to consider your application. All employment is based on merit and business need, and we respond to each application we receive.